Oilers' Smyth helps woman celebrate 101st birthday

Updated: December 6, 2005, 3:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Lilian Hosking has seen a lot in her lifetime, but the Edmonton woman had just one wish for her 101st birthday:


Run her hands through the hair of Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth.

According to a report in The Edmonton Sun, the woman got her wish at the Meadowcroft Senior's Residence on Monday, just one day after turning 101.

"It was my wish to see Smitty," Hosking told the newspaper. "I can't believe he's here. I love to watch him skate up and down the ice ...

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